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Blood pressure control: missed opportunity or potential Holy Grail?

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Blood pressure control is a key public health challenge in terms of patient morbidity and mortality from stroke and cardiovascular events and associated healthcare costs. Extensive epidemiological data have strengthened the well-recognised relationship between blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk and have confirmed the importance of blood pressure as a determinant of risk. However, blood pressure goals are achieved in only 25-40% of the patients who take antihypertensive drug treatm...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7326/M17-3036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American College of Physicians
Journal:
Annals of Internal Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
168
Issue:
2
Pages:
147-148.
Publication date:
2017-12-26
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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EISSN:
1539-3704
ISSN:
0003-4819
Pubs id:
pubs:747124
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uuid:6f1a2988-e633-48df-88bc-ad449d3f8dd3
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pubs:747124
Source identifiers:
747124
Deposit date:
2017-11-21

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